My 96 4cylinder grand am shuts its selfe off while driving and the theift system light is on any suggestions

Lucas Abbett

Asked by Dec 23, 2013 at 05:32 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Does your key have a chip on it? If so its a VATS (Vehicle Anti Theft System) key. Most likely the lock cylinder needs replacing. HTH. -Jim



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You have the Passkey system. It uses a transponder key. If you're using a new key it'll have to be programmed into the car's security system for it to work. If you're using the same key as always and it's doing this your problem most likely is the anti-theft module. HTH. -Jim

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